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Beautiful little game...though I don't remember was it on Atari or DOS? Indra was here (20862) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

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Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 1.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.6
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.3
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 1.0
Overall User Score (13 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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So, is a Q*Bert in the hand worth two in the arcades? Our answer to this pressing question is a resounding yes. Parker has done a noble job of bringing the little old hosenose home.
Woodgrain Wonderland (Oct 08, 2017)
My only gripe is that the sprite movement is not very fluid. Characters other than Q*Bert do not clearly jump from one block to the next but instead just appear in a new position like an old LED game. It’s not a huge deal but it can throw a player off ever-so-slightly. Other than that, Q*Bert retains all of the addictive qualities of its forbear.
JoyStik (Dec, 1983)
Let's face it: the 2600 has its limitations. Missing from this version of Q*bert are Ugg, Wrong Way and Slick as well as the character's voices. There are also fewer discs and less levels to conquer. And Q*bert looks as though he has been on a diet. But let's give Parker Bros. their due - we have here a wonderful adaptation of this unique arcade game, Q*bert, a lovable little creature with a nose that must be seen to be believed, hops around a pyramid of 21 cubes, changing the designated colours at least once with each rack, while avoiding the edge and a host of enemies. The controls are not simple, but once you've mastered them, you're set to begin.
TeleMatch (Nov, 1983)
Ich habe sowohl die Atari- als auch die Colecovision-Cassette von Q*Bert testen können. Es ist nicht verwunderlich, daß im direkten Vergleich die letztgenannte mir besser gefallen hat. Beim Spiel stellte mich jedoch die Bedienung des Joysticks vor nicht geringe Probleme. Plötzlich sprang Q*Bert in eine Richtung, in die er eigentlich nach meinem Willen nicht hätte springen sollen. Zunächst war mir das auch beim Atari-Spiel passiert, bis ich darauf kam, daß der Joystick erstmals bei einem Atari-Spiel schräg gehalten werden muß, mit dem roten Kopf nach oben. Ähnliche Besonderheiten gelten wohl auch für den Colecovision-Regler, nur bin ich noch nicht ganz hinter das Geheimnis gekommen. Für mich ist Q*Bert die Videospiel-Figur des Jahres.
The Video Game Critic (May 25, 2009)
All things considered, this arcade translation is flawed yet highly playable.
Game Freaks 365 (Jul 05, 2009)
Q-bert brings with it multiple different play modes, which can make a game which can seem to not have much depth have more than it seems. There are also many different levels to be played on. The result is a game with the potential to last a little while, although there are certainly other Atari 2600 games with more lasting appeal than this one. Still, if you have an Atari 2600 and are in the mood for a game that’s just a little bit on the quirky side, you would do well to consider trying this game, and it is fairly common so it shouldn’t be too hard to find.
Q*bert may not have the visual splendor of other Atari 2600 games, but the game play is quite good and the intent of this arcade classic is more than viable enough to make it a fun game and reminder of how awesome arcades were back in the 80s! The detail of the Q*bert character is quite good... not so much on other animated elements, but that's OK.
Allt om hemdatorer (Dec, 1983)
Det är väl med "Q-bert" och pyramiden som med den välsignade kuben vi våndades med för en tid sedan. Antingen älskar man det eller också tycker man bara att spelet blir enformigt i längden. Men visst är det på samma gång fiffigt, vilket förklarar min relativt höga stjärnbedömning totalt sett.
Happy Computer (Jan, 1984)
Ob man nun das Atari VCS oder den Commodore 64 besitzt (diese Programm-Versionen wurden getestet), oder ein Gerät, für das es ebenfalls ein Q-Bert-Programm gibt (zum Beispiel Colecovision oder Atari-Computer), mit diesem unkriegerischen Spiel wird man viel Vergnügen haben.

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